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  • The Return of the Prodigal Son

  • A Story of Homecoming
  • By: Henri J. M. Nouwen
  • Narrated by: Dan Anderson O.F.M.
  • Length: 5 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 303
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 256
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

This powerful meditation illuminates the parable of the prodigal son found in Luke's Gospel. Nouwen discovers anew the reality that God's love is unconditional and shares his own spiritual journey with us. In this audiobook, Nouwen shares his own experience as the wayward son as well as the vengeful older brother and the compassionate father.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Are You the Younger or Older Brother?

  • By Kindle Customer on 07-27-12

Masterfully written

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-12-18

What did you love best about The Return of the Prodigal Son?

I liked the honesty and forthrightness that comes through the author's writings. I like its readability and could relate. It's worth reading over and over again until we get different chapters. I like how the chapters are broken up to teach the reader a message in each one.

What other book might you compare The Return of the Prodigal Son to and why?

Any book that calls you to be a better person through your ability to be happy with who you are and at peace. Watch Catholicism series by Bishop Robert Barron, especially his summary of the beatitudes. It breaks down the 8 beatitudes into 4 addictions to watch for (wealth, power, pleasure, honor) and 4 attitudes to develop (mercy & compassion, hunger for righteousness, love of peace & reconciliation, unencumbered heart-full speech and living).

Which character – as performed by Dan Anderson O.F.M. – was your favorite?

The three main characters of the painting, the prodigal son, the older son, and the Father.

What did you learn from The Return of the Prodigal Son that you would use in your daily life?

It has taught me the value of daily reflection and remembrance of how important each human being is in the eyes of God. It motivates me to remind myself to live in God's light and full of life everyday within the world with all of its joys and sufferings and share that joy with others.

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  • The Secret of Instant Healing

  • By: Dr. Frank J. Kinslow
  • Narrated by: Dr. Frank J. Kinslow
  • Length: 3 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 115
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 96

Over the last few years, innovative self-help methods have convinced many people of a new worldview. Quantum Entrainment® (QE™) is the newest development in this area. It works with gentle touch that quietly activatest the autonomic nervous system to spontaneously and naturally create an atmosphere in which deep healing can take place. This amazing self-help method is easy to use and needs no previous knowledge; it can be applied by everyone!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Becoming totally aware of awareness

  • By Filip on 08-13-12

Pure Awareness is love and oneness -God is love

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-16-17

I enjoyed listening to it with skepticism. You may too. The author used what modern science and what multiple belief systems believe into a tool and coherent system.

i.e. before you start QE have a clear intention and focus on what you want to happen as if it already has. This is the same process for healing prayer.

i.e. pure awareness is omnipresent, knowing and love. This is how the gospel of John starts, God is love.

I liked that this book explained the inner workings of how a healing prayer works. I was and am still skeptical of some conclusions drawn. i.e. acceptance and end of suffering is the goal, very Buddhist, although he suggests he is not pushing any religion.

It's worth reading open minded with a guard on.

  • The Secret Code of Success

  • 7 Hidden Steps to More Wealth and Happiness
  • By: Noah St. John
  • Narrated by: Noah St. John, Jack Canfield
  • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 149
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 145

Americans spend more than $11 billion a year on self-help products—everything from books to diet pills to career coaches to seminars. So why—with all this time, money, and energy being spent—are so FEW people living the life they really want? Why are millions of smart, talented, motivated people still going through life with one foot on the brake? Here’s the REAL secret: You don’t need any more how-to-succeed information to reach your full potential.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Easy to understand and implement

  • By D. Scott on 07-30-12

Gives you the whole picture

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-29-17

This book will help you if you do the exercises. There is no free lunch. Noah St. John has compiled a set of principles and exercises worth 40 hrs with a psychiatrist and success coach. If you complete these exercises and read the book it will make you a better person.

  • Gorilla Mindset

  • By: Mike Cernovich
  • Narrated by: Mike Cernovich
  • Length: 4 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,343
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,153
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,143

Applying Gorilla Mindset to your life (make no mistake, this is an audiobook you must apply) will improve your health and fitness, lead to more money and career advancement, and help you have deeper, more meaningful relationships (or more casual ones; it's your choice). Your thinking will become clear. You will have more focus. You will know exactly what steps to take to change your life. More importantly, you will be able to troubleshoot your own life.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Basically 4 hours of motivational posters

  • By Nikki F on 11-20-16

worth reading - work is the price of success

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-07-17

I had to pick this book up several times and work at it to get lasting value. I had to meditate and chew on it to get the flavor. A lot of good points. Well worth the read. Take action.